Book Fairs/Fests

Updated 08/18/17

Teen Book Fest by the Bay,  Corpus Christi, Feb 17, 2018

People's Poetry Fest, Corpus Christi, Feb 22-24, 2018

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, March 2-3, 2018

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, April 20-21, 2018

Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, April 7, 2018

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5-8, 2018

San Antonio Book Festival, April 7, 2018

DEAR Texas, statewide, TBA

Books in the Basin, Odessa, TBA 

Forrest Fest, Lamesa, TBA

Poetry at Round Top, April 20-22, 2018

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, TBA

O. Henry Pun-Off, Austin, TBA

McKinney Square Book Festival, McKinney, TBA

Children's Art & Literacy Festival, Abilene, TBA

Wimberley Book Festival, TBA

African American Book Festival, Austin, June 23, 2018

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Book Festival, Waco, TBA

East Texas Book Bash, Tyler, TBA

Marfa Poetry Festival, TBA

Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, Sept 6-9, 2017

Mid Cities Teen Book Fest, Oct 21, 2017

Houston Library Kids' Book Festival, TBA

Houston Indiepalooza, Sept 15-16, 2017

West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, Sept 17-23, 2017

Brazos Valley Book Festival, College Station, Sept 23, 2017

Mansfield Book Festival, TBA

Waco Word Fest, Oct 7-8, 2017

Texas Teen Book Festival, Austin, Oct 7, 2017

Lone Star Book Festival, Dallas, Oct 7-8, 2017

Fort Worth BookFest, Oct 12-15, 2017

Houston Poetry Fest, Oct 13-15, 2017

Tweens Read, Houston, Oct 21, 2017

Lit Crawl Austin, Nov 4, 2017

Texas Book Festival, Austin, Nov 4-5, 2017

McAllen Book Festival, Nov 11, 2017

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, TBA


  1. DEAR Texas is a state wide book festival on April 12th, 24 cities, 30 bookstores and 75 authors participating. Learn more at:

    1. Thank you! DEAR Texas has been added to this list as well as to the US list.

    2. Thank you! DEAR Texas has been added to this list as well as to the US list.

  2. The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College's Center for Civic Engagement. The festival is a week-long event (April 3-8, 2017) throughout the City of Houston with events occurring on each of the Lone Star College campuses.

  3. The Bayou City Book Festival is a week-long festival throughout the City of Houston. From April 3-8, 2017 events will take place on all of the Lone Star College campuses. Each event is free and open the public.

  4. Thank you Chelsie! It's been added to the list and hotlinked.

  5. I'm an author, how can I be apart of this event? Your Pets Best Life Now! is the title of my book. Sherry Johnson author. My email address is Thank you.

  6. I would like more information on this event scheduled for 2017. I'm an author.Thank you.

    1. Hi Sherry, To which event are you referring, please? I can direct you then. Thanks!

  7. Hello! Just wanted to make sure you had the latest info on the upcoming Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair!

    1. Thanks, Humanities! I'll add it to the list now.

  8. What is the procedure to have a festival added to this sight?
    - Coletta

    1. You can post the info in a comment and I'll add it, or you can send an email with details to Thanks!

  9. Fort Worth BookFest is a new festival presented over four days, October 12-15, 2017, at four separate venues around the City of Fort Worth. See for festival details and contact us at Come see us in October.

    1. Oh how exciting! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear this. I'll add the new festival to my list this morning. Thank you and good luck!

    2. We appreciate the listing. We are excited to bring this festival to Fort Worth and the Southwest Region. We are developing an event to interest the entire family, with authors, activities, and seminars for all! We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors in Fort Worth in October.

    3. We are excited to launch Fort Worth BookFest for Book lovers in Fort Worth and throughout the Southwest Region. We are developing a festival of words presented in all literary expression and look forward to you joining us in October at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. A family outing day with authors, activities and seminars for all ages. Join us! You won't be disappointed!

  10. East Texas Book Bash will be 08/05/2017 at Harvey Hall in Tyler, TX

    1. Excellent. Glad to hear it! I've updated this page. Thank you!

  11. Tweens Read is an annual book festival in Houston aimed at 5th-8th graders. Our website is We would love mention on this page! Thanks for providing a wonderful resource.